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Offline Shad4now

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Flight Steward/Attendant
« on: April 27, 2008, 03:55:38 »
Hi, I'm interested in applying to work a term as a flight steward/attendant.  I was wondering if anyone here has done that job and could shed some light on how the job is.... I already have been to the official website to see the job description and application process.  Just looking for some personal experiences for this trade.  Thank you.

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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 09:56:21 »
Hi,

I did not know the CF had flight attendant/steward occupation.   I'd imagine the closest thing to that would be cook or clerk.  I just checked www.forces.ca and found no such occupation.

Well in my single days I was seeing a flight attendant and I remember her telling me that she applied at a job fair, was put through basic testing and then accepted to start training/working.  She worked for Canada 3000 till it's demise.

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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008, 10:02:47 »
I did not know the CF had flight attendant/steward occupation. I'd imagine the closest thing to that would be cook or clerk.
It's not an occupation per se, research the DIN and you will find information about it as an out of trade assignement for a fix tour duration.

Mind expanding of the similarities between Flight Attendant and Clerk are?

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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2008, 10:13:10 »
Hi, I'm interested in applying to work a term as a flight steward/attendant.  I was wondering if anyone here has done that job and could shed some light on how the job is.... I already have been to the official website to see the job description and application process.  Just looking for some personal experiences for this trade.  Thank you.

This might help : http://www.dnd.ca/site/community/mapleleaf/article_e.asp?id=3254

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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008, 18:27:06 »
I have no experience with it whatsoever; but I work with an AVN tech who spent some time as a CF flight attendant/steward... not sure what the proper title is.  He speaks highly of it and seems to have enjoyed his time in the occupation.
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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008, 18:33:24 »
To be a flight steward you have to either in the cook trade or steward trade, but to be a flight attendant any trade can apply. It is not an actual trade.

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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2008, 22:51:33 »
It probably is still a very interesting job.  Been a while since I knew any in the field, but I dated (decades ago) a "flight bag" who very much enjoyed her time flying; she saw a lot of the world.  However it may have been different back then, when we ran what amounted to our own small airline with a regular scheduled service.  Met another flight steward once who also really liked the perks of his job flying with the VIPs, probably a little too much.  Our meeting was when he came through the AMU in Edmonton  (it was an airbase then).  I was BDO that evening and one of the tasks was to meet the incoming svc flt for VIPs or any prisoners on the way to the DB.  This flight steward (whose escort I had served with a couple of times before) had been sentenced to 90 days for helping himself to the liquor meant for the GG and having a party on one of the a/c in Ottawa.
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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2008, 10:53:38 »
To be a flight steward you have to either in the cook trade or steward trade, but to be a flight attendant any trade can apply. It is not an actual trade.

What's the difference between the two?

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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2008, 11:51:45 »
What's the difference between the two?

Pay.

One is qualified to prepare the food as well as serve it.

The other is only qualified to serve food and condiment's.
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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2008, 11:52:44 »
Pay.

One is qualified to prepare the food as well as serve it.

The other is only qualified to serve food and condiment's.


and one is in charge of the rest of them

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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2008, 12:57:08 »
3-year tour

3. Flight Stewards(Cook/Steward MOCs): Prepare and serve all types of meals and beverages while airborne; purchase food and supplies and account for them; maintain the cleanliness of the galley and aircraft interior; perform tasks associated with passenger comfort and safety; respond to onboard emergencies; operate aircraft ancillary, emergency and survival equipment; carry out any special in-flight instructions of the Aircraft Captain/Loadmaster; and provide general information.

4. Flight Attendants(Any MOC): Perform tasks associated with passenger safety and comfort; have a knowledge of in-flight feeding; respond to onboard emergencies; operate aircraft ancillary, emergency and survival equipment; carry out any special in-flight instructions of the Aircraft Captain/Loadmaster; perform pre-flight duties such as assisting passengers with children; and provide general information.

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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2008, 15:03:15 »
Thank you.

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Anyone done a flight attendant stint?
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2013, 21:06:58 »
I'm currently an AVN, and have just finished up my application to do a stint as a flight attendant on the Airbus. I've done a few searches on here for flight attendant, and haven't seen anything come up. I just searched for flight steward, because they're related, and I thought it might garner me some insight, but it appears that the servers are busy and the search is down. So I come to ask if anyone has done one of these temporary assignment things for flight attendant? I have a couple of friends who've done it, but I would like to hear from a couple more people to see if there's anything I'm missing. My file made it over to the BPSO, and my appointment is booked for January, so I'll be doing my interview then. I've looked all over the website for the airbus dudes, and read the 2-slide slideshow about the trade, but there's not a ton there, so I thought I'd check here. Anyway, no need for me to babble on, this one's simple. Any advice/stories/questions/info/fun stuff? Thanks a bunch, everyone.
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Re: Anyone done a flight attendant stint?
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2013, 21:42:39 »
I thought that those were limited to the Steward trade?

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Re: Anyone done a flight attendant stint?
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2013, 21:47:14 »
I've done a few searches on here for flight attendant, and haven't seen anything come up.

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Re: Anyone done a flight attendant stint?
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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2013, 10:07:38 »
Sparkplugs,
The job as a FA can be a joy and a curse at the same time. I was on Sqn for three years, under similar circumstances that you would be (fairly young child at home). You need to be prepared to be away alot for unpredictable periods of time. Things have probably gotten better, given Afghanistan is going away, but there are still all those last minute taskings. There was one period where I went on a last minute repat for 4 days, was home for 2 days, went out for 7 days on a scheduled flight, and was met at the top of the stairs upon arrival back in Trenton asking if I could go out again in a day for another 4-5 days due to another repat. It was tough on the homelife because of the lack of predictability.

But, it was also 3 of the best years of my career, and I saw places and met people that I'd never have had the opportunity to otherwise.

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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2013, 19:26:15 »
Sparkplugs,
The job as a FA can be a joy and a curse at the same time. I was on Sqn for three years, under similar circumstances that you would be (fairly young child at home). You need to be prepared to be away alot for unpredictable periods of time. Things have probably gotten better, given Afghanistan is going away, but there are still all those last minute taskings. There was one period where I went on a last minute repat for 4 days, was home for 2 days, went out for 7 days on a scheduled flight, and was met at the top of the stairs upon arrival back in Trenton asking if I could go out again in a day for another 4-5 days due to another repat. It was tough on the homelife because of the lack of predictability.

But, it was also 3 of the best years of my career, and I saw places and met people that I'd never have had the opportunity to otherwise.


Thanks for the merge and the other topic info!  :)

I've heard much of the same from the few people I know who've done it. The good thing is, my husband is on steady days over here, with only one short TD a year, so when I do need childcare, at least it'll only be for the time he's at work. I'm just having a hell of a time working at a squadron that doesn't go anywhere. I mean, you might get an MRP to Sudbury once in awhile, but there's not a whole lot beyond that. I don't want to do a full remuster, but I've been here for five years, the career manager won't post me (I've been asking, haha!) and I'd like to see some more of the world. When I was still at my last unit, (same geo location,) we travelled a lot more, and I signed up for Boxtop every time it came up, because it's great to get out and see things. I do like that the FA job involves travel, but not 6 or 9 months at a time. My son will still know who I am when I come home from these trips.  :) None of this is in stone yet, of course, I still have to do the interview, and I know this is a competitive little field, so it's not a given, but I am definitely looking for a bit of a change, without having to lose my AVN occupation. I love airplanes, I love fixing them, and I want to do a career of it, so this seems like a good compromise for now, if it all works out. And hey, can't complain about a little bit of flight pay on top of the spec, haha!

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2013, 20:07:39 »
I'm just having a hell of a time working at a squadron that doesn't go anywhere. I mean, you might get an MRP to Sudbury once in awhile, but there's not a whole lot beyond that. I don't want to do a full remuster, but I've been here for five years, the career manager won't post me (I've been asking, haha!) and I'd like to see some more of the world.

I'm guessing hercs in 'Peg or Trenton? Ask for a posting to 4 Wing to a fighter squadron, you'll be up to your neck in TDs. Plus the jets are super easy to work on, for AVNs anyway.

Sorry for the derail.

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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2013, 22:41:24 »
I'm guessing hercs in 'Peg or Trenton? Ask for a posting to 4 Wing to a fighter squadron, you'll be up to your neck in TDs. Plus the jets are super easy to work on, for AVNs anyway.

Sorry for the derail.

I've been asking for a posting for three years. My husband just got promoted last year, we offered to go to Cold Lake, Greenwood, Winnipeg, anywhere at all, and were turned down. It's definitely not for lack of trying!
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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2015, 06:00:35 »
Just wanted to throw an update out here. So it's been a year since I applied, and I got my message a couple of days ago. Got it! I'll be able to, over the next couple of years, provide updated information if anyone else is looking to head down this path. Got my message Monday, and I head out for AMT (aircrew medical training) next week. I'm excited to see where the next few years will take me. Thanks for all of the info, everyone.
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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2015, 09:36:38 »
Congrats on the new job offer!
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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2015, 12:19:43 »
Congrats Sparkplugs!

I just heard about this occupation, and can't find any info on it anywhere. The links in the threads won't work for me, on DWAN or non-DWAN, could you (or anyone else that can help) give me any info on where I can go to read about the application/selection process?

Thanks so much!

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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2015, 16:03:33 »
Just wanted to throw an update out here. So it's been a year since I applied, and I got my message a couple of days ago. Got it! I'll be able to, over the next couple of years, provide updated information if anyone else is looking to head down this path. Got my message Monday, and I head out for AMT (aircrew medical training) next week. I'm excited to see where the next few years will take me. Thanks for all of the info, everyone.

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Re: Flight Steward/Attendant
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2015, 16:20:49 »
Congrats!  AMT in Jan = likely really cold in Wpg.

As long as BSERE isn't around then too, you'll be fine    :nod:
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